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'Quickie' Divorce in Scotland

Celebrity divorces are nothing new, but two rather different high profile divorces have caught the headlines in recent weeks. X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is parting from her French husband of 18 months, Jean-Bernard. The location of the wedding, the Isle of Mustique, is said to be posing difficulties for the separating couple as it only allows a divorce after three years of marriage, except in cases of ‘exceptional hardship’.

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No Fault Divorce Bill Receives Second Reading

The No Fault Divorce Bill will receive a second reading in the House of Commons on the 22nd of January 2016. This is a Private Members' Bill by Conservative MP Richard Bacon. A Private Members' Bill is one that is introduced by an MP or Lord, rather than a government minister. These bills must follow the same process as an ordinary Bill but will usually receive less time for all the issues to be debated and therefore, it is uncommon for these bills to become law. Private Members’ Bills will often attract public interest and may end up affecting the law indirectly.

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Over half of separated parents don’t believe in a ‘good separation’

Almost six in ten (58%) separated parents surveyed do not believe in the idea of a ‘good separation’, according to new polling from Relate.

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Divorce and separation rises 500% in Ireland

The Iona Institute has published a new report based on Census 2011 called ‘Marriage Breakdown and Family Structure in Ireland’.

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Money arguments are especially damaging to relationships

Arguments take place in even the strongest of relationships, but apparently the subject of a couple’s arguments could predict how likely they are to get divorced.

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